Urban Acres Farmstead Holding Soft Opening

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Urban Acres
Earlier this summer the folks at Urban Acres started a Kickstarter campaign. They wanted to create a one-of-a-kind farmstead, a business that would bring together farmers and artisans under one roof. It sounded a bit like a farmers market but promised better air conditioning.

See also: Urban Acres Beats its Kickstarter Goal for Money to Open a Farm Stand

They set a goal to raise $30,000, to help offset the cost of permits, construction, kitchen equipment and multiple gardens. They ended up raising $40,000, and just three months later they're ready to show off what they accomplished with all that Kickstarter loot.

This Saturday, November 23, Urban Acres will hold a soft opening event. While some parts of the homestead have been open for a while, they're ready to show off some new features. The kitchen is now complete, and a chicken coop is done, while the herb and flower gardens are starting to look pretty good, too. The soft opening will give you a chance to check out the progress so far.

The grand opening is scheduled for January, when you can expect an aquaponics greenhouse, bees on the roof of the building, composting and worms and a picnic area. Even if you don't want to spend a dime, this sounds like a pretty cool place to hang out, but something tells me if you visit you're going to at least go home with a dozen local eggs (those yolks!)

If you don't want to attend the soft opening event, make note of their new hours: 8 a.m.-6p.m., Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

Urban Acres Farmstead, 1605 N. Beckley Ave.


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8 comments
DesignBoy
DesignBoy

Jeez, John. I live in East Kessler as well and I'm thrilled to see neighborhood development like Urban Acres. A nice organic grocer within walking distance? And a cafe too? It's certainly better than another Family Dollar store.

dsmithy3211
dsmithy3211

Huh? This soft opening happened LAST Saturday, not this Saturday.

Catbird
Catbird

We've been a produce subscriber for nearly a year. We like the service and have been to the new digs now on two Saturdays and we do have two observations...one: the new retail space is too small and exchanging your empty crate for a new one full of produce is awkward if there is anyone else in line in front of you...the aisles are simply too narrow. two: dial back the kale, we never eat it and we haven't found anyone else we can give it too. That's it, everything else is good.

JohnRoberts
JohnRoberts

As a resident who lives a few houses down, I am upset as to why the City of Dallas would allow such a thing. I will make certain to protest this venture all the way. I have the time and plenty of money to make it happen.

Good Day,

JR

Catbird
Catbird

@bvckvs It's on Beckley, north of Methodist Central and south of Lone Star Doughnuts

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